Alberto Santos-Dumont (Portuguese pronunciation: [awˈbɛɾtu ˈsɐ̃tus duˈmõ]; 20 July 1873 – 23 July 1932) was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer, one of the very few people to have contributed significantly to the development of both lighter-than-air and heavier-than-air aircraft. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos-Dumont dedicated himself to aeronautical study and experimentation in Paris, where he spent most of his adult life. In his early career he designed, built, and flew hot air balloons and early dirigibles, culminating in his winning the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize on 19 October 1901 for a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower. He then turned to heavier-than-air machines, and on 23 October 1906 his 14-bis made the first powered heavier-than-air flight in Europe to be certified by the Aéro-Club de France and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. His conviction that aviation would usher in an era of worldwide peace and prosperity led him to freely publish his designs and forgo patenting his various innovations. Santos-Dumont is a national hero in Brazil, where it is popularly held that he preceded the Wright brothers in demonstrating a practical airplane. Countless roads, plazas, schools, monuments, and airports there are dedicated to him, and his name is inscribed on the Tancredo Neves Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom. He was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1931 until his suicide in 1932.
Filmes e Séries de TV
Mar Aéreo: Ondas de Voo
Este trabalho é composto de um artigo ensaístico e um ensaio em vídeo sobre o cinema experimental de reapropriação de arquivo, ou found footage (Nicole Brenez, 2015). Valendo-se de conceitos como os d...
Santos Dumont: Pré-Cineasta?
O ponto de partida do documentário é a descoberta e restauração de um raro e desconhecido rolo de fotografia reproduzida a partir de um filme de mutascópio, feito em 1901 em Londres, sobre Santos Dumo...
Os Brasileiros e a Conquista do Ar
Os primeiros brasileiros que se envolveram na aviação, de Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão com seu balão de ar quente a Alberto Santos Dumont, dando ao Brasil um lugar proeminente na aviação. A criação d...